The Cephidae, or stem saw-flies, have an elongate pronotum, a compressed abdomen, and a single spine on the shin of the fore-leg.
The caudal region of the spine is longer than the body.
Imagine when a five-cent computer in your shoe warns you that the way you are walking will lead to spine problems.
The nature of the post-anal spine has been strangely misinterpreted by some writers.
The head of the animal or man may be cut off (and custom often requires that a single blow shall suffice), its spine broken or its heart torn out; it may be stoned, beaten to death or shot, torn in pieces, drowned or buried, burned to death or hung, thrown down a precipice, strangled or squeezed to death.
A cold shiver went down his spine just thinking about it; a primal fear of dark and dank places.
The ambiens muscle, long and spindle-shaped, lying immediately beneath the skin, extending from the pectineal process or ilio-pubic spine to the knee, is the most median of the muscles of the thigh.
A thin joist of a spine never yet upheld a full and noble soul.
Douches to the spine are much employed for nervous debility, and good effects are also obtained in such cases from the so-called needle-bath, where small streams of water at high pressure are driven against the whole surface of the body.
Thus we see how that the spine of even the hugest of living things tapers off at last into simple child's play.